We put Saggart, Co Dublin yarn shop Aimee Rose in the spotlight and hear from owner Anna Mallon.
Tell us a little bit about your shop?
Our shop has been open for 10 years now. We’ve recently moved from Citywest Shopping Centre to our new location in Saggart, on the outskirts of Dublin. We’re open 7 days a week: Monday to Thursday: 10am – 6pm, Friday: 10am – 7pm, Saturday: 10am – 6pm and Sunday: 12pm – 6pm.
What brands of yarn do you stock?
We predominantly stock Stylecraft and Tivoli yarns, and we have a wide selection of these brands.
What are your top selling yarns?
Our top selling yarns are: Stylecraft Special DK, Stylecraft Wondersoft, Tivoli Blockbuster, Chunky and DK, Tivoli Aran and Tivoli Pompom.
What’s your most popular pattern?
I would say baby patterns and ladies patterns are the most popular designs we sell.
Do you have a knitting group in your shop?
While we don’t run a knitting group in the shop, we do organise knitting and crochet classes, which are proving popular.
Do you get involved with any charity knitting projects?
Yes, we partake in the annual ‘Christmas Shoebox Appeal’ through ‘Team Hope’, and we encourage our crafters to create knitted garments and toys to pop in the boxes.
Do you stock any other products: fabric, craft essentials, home DIY?
We stock a an extensive range of fabric and we also have a large and exclusive range of framed photographic art and personalised hand-drawn gifts.
Are you on social media?
Yes, we have an active Facebook Page at ‘Aimeerose Woolshop Dublin’.